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Free and incentivized affinity-based yoga classes and workshops designed to support and sustain the health and wellness of our BIPOC community members. 

The Burlington Yoga Equity Project strives to extend the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga and meditation to everyone by addressing the inequities that have historically kept many people from accessing yoga spaces.


Inspired by the Yoga Equity Project modeled at Otter Creek Yoga, The Burlington Yoga Equity Project at Laughing River Yoga is shaped by our Advisory Council and guided by our founding tenets.

1. No one is free until we are all free

The Yoga Equity Project strives to confront the disparities that exist in the community by removing the financial barriers preventing some students from participating in wellness opportunities such as yoga.

2. We believe in the power of yoga to heal 

We work to create healing affinity spaces where BIPOC students can let down their hyper-vigilance. We acknowledge not everyone is treated equally and work toward repair in our community.

3. Yoga Changes the World through Transforming Individual Lives

This project invests in BIPOC students and instructors to counteract racism and honor the beauty and value of Brown and Black lives.

4. Your Essence is Unconditional Love

We strive to create a more diverse studio environment for the benefit of all.


Weekly Drop-in Instructors & Class Styles

BIPOC Affinity Space Classes

Tuesdays, 5:45-7pm

Laughing River Yoga (at Chace Mill)

freely-offered & incentivized


July - Gentle Yoga & Pranayama with Malaika

August- Vinyasa with Vanessa

September- Vinyasa with Hope

October- Vinyasa with Mireya

November- Gentle Yoga with Carrie

December- Vinyasa with Nitin

Weekly Drop-in Instructors & Class Styles

Otter Creek Yoga


Need a ride?

We are partnering with Carshare VT!

Students receive a $25 driving credit with the


Here is what participants are saying about the program:


"I am truly grateful for this opportunity."

"I could not have afforded it and would not have been able to go without the incentive. I can’t thank you enough."

"I’m really so floored that you are doing this-wonderful reparative action truly focused on healing!"

"I am far away from home and was starting to become depressed. The series got me through the end of the winter."

"The classes got me into the practice and saved me from a stress crisis. Sasha is an amazing guide! The regular weekly series with the same group of people allowed us to build relationships and connection."

"So appreciative of the emphasis on healing and being in community."

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